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The Cambodian Space Project
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The Cambodian Space Project

ABC  |  September 22, 2015
An emotional story of Western men and Eastern women - told from the inside and captured by Marc Eberle, with intimate access to both sides of a complex story, alongside a ...

An emotional story of Western men and Eastern women - told from the inside and captured by Marc Eberle, with intimate access to both sides of a complex story, alongside a backdrop of fabulous Khmer pop music.

Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All
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Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  September 27, 2015
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Focusing on Sinatra's first 60 years, beginning with his birth ...

An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Focusing on Sinatra's first 60 years, beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric rise in his 20s, and drawing on comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra's growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.

The Blues: A Musical Journey
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The Blues: A Musical Journey: Red, White And Blue

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  NITV  |  September 16, 2015
In the penultimate episode of The Blues, director Mike Figgis (Stormy Timecode) gets musicians such as Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Tom Jones to perform and talk ...

In the penultimate episode of The Blues, director Mike Figgis (Stormy Timecode) gets musicians such as Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Tom Jones to perform and talk about the music of the early 60s when the British invasion reintroduced the blues sound to America.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Cream - Disraeli Gears

Season 6  |  Episode 4  |  STUDIO  |  June 20, 2014
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli ...

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli Gears track by track. Features archive footage of the band.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: 2112/Moving Pictures - Rush

STUDIO  |  June 28, 2014
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. The members of Rush talk about their experience making the platinum-selling albums 2112 and ...

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. The members of Rush talk about their experience making the platinum-selling albums 2112 and Moving Pictures, which topped charts around the world.

David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon
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David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon

ABC2  |  July 24, 2013
With unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, including previously unseen footage, this is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

With unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, including previously unseen footage, this is the definitive portrait of one of rock's most influential stars.

London Calling
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London Calling: F--- Art Let's Dance

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  November 4, 2012
This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. It looks at how photography defined the scene, the phenomenal ...

This four-part series tells the untold story of British pop, as reflected through artistic mediums beyond music. It looks at how photography defined the scene, the phenomenal influence of art schools and fashion, the love/hate relationship with cinema, and the pivotal role of star-makers in the modern music industry. The first episode examines the enormous influence of art schools and students on pop music, from the 1960s to now.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Give My Regards to Broadway - 1893-1927

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  STUDIO  |  August 4, 2013
While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. ...

While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. Though Broadway theatres themselves have mostly stayed the same, musicals have always reflected the changing times.

Joy Division
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Joy Division

ABC  |  January 4, 2015
In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of ...

In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death. Now thirty years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that resonates fiercely in today's heavily careerist music industry and over-mediated pop culture. Pieced together from archival footage as well as new interviews with the remaining band members and musical experts, Joy Division is the definitive documentary about this influential and timeless band.

Cilla
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Cilla

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  November 16, 2014
The young and unknown Priscilla White works in the typing pool of a local company in the city, but dreams of stardom. Through her association with The Beatles she becomes ...

The young and unknown Priscilla White works in the typing pool of a local company in the city, but dreams of stardom. Through her association with The Beatles she becomes Cilla Black.

George Harrison: Living In A Material World
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George Harrison: Living In A Material World

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 15, 2013
Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces George Harrison's life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a ...

Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces George Harrison's life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs.

Springsteen and I
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Springsteen and I

SBS  |  December 1, 2013
Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the ...

Forty years ago, Bruce Springsteen burst onto the rock scene and changed it forever. His music defines a generation, but behind the songs were remarkable stories about the fans who lived them.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne

ABC2  |  December 16, 2012
Ozzy Osbourne's four-decade track record as a culturally relevant musical artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in myth and secrecy. In some ...

Ozzy Osbourne's four-decade track record as a culturally relevant musical artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in myth and secrecy. In some ways, Ozzy's fame has been predicated on his prodigious drug and alcohol intake, his musical accomplishments overshadowed by his 'Madman' persona.

loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies
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loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies

ABC  |  December 21, 2014
loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of The Pixies and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands.

loudQUIETloud is an intimate portrait of The Pixies and their difficult, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands.

Artifact
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Artifact

ABC2  |  June 8, 2014
Sometimes we must fight in order to be free... Artifact is an award winning film by Jared Leto about the making of the Thirty Seconds to Mars album 'This Is War' and the ...

Sometimes we must fight in order to be free... Artifact is an award winning film by Jared Leto about the making of the Thirty Seconds to Mars album 'This Is War' and the band's battle against record label EMI.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Pre-Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  August 7, 2012
The history of heavy metal is charted. The premiere chronicles the origins of the genre, from pioneering music in Memphis to the Kinks in England.

The history of heavy metal is charted. The premiere chronicles the origins of the genre, from pioneering music in Memphis to the Kinks in England.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Thrash

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  September 11, 2012
Thrash is one of the fastest and most aggressive metal sub-genres and for even some die-hard metal fans it's too heavy. So how did this extreme style of music gain such a huge ...

Thrash is one of the fastest and most aggressive metal sub-genres and for even some die-hard metal fans it's too heavy. So how did this extreme style of music gain such a huge fan base?

Seven Ages Of Rock
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Seven Ages Of Rock: White Light White Heat - Art Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  January 14, 2010
This week Seven Ages of Rock explores Art Rock, 1966-80. From the pop-art multimedia experiments of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground to the sinister gentility of Peter ...

This week Seven Ages of Rock explores Art Rock, 1966-80. From the pop-art multimedia experiments of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground to the sinister gentility of Peter Gabriel's Genesis, via the psychedelia of Pink Floyd and the theatricality of David Bowie, this episode traces the story of how artistic and conceptual expression permeated rock.

Meet The Mavericks
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Meet The Mavericks: Courtney Barnett and Adam Briggs

ABC  |  July 4, 2017
Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. We meet rapper/comedian Adam Briggs and Grammy Award-nominee Courtney Barnett who talk about ...

Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. We meet rapper/comedian Adam Briggs and Grammy Award-nominee Courtney Barnett who talk about their fears of performing.

Creative Disorders
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Creative Disorders

SBS  |  November 19, 2009
The notion of the mad genius has stimulated the imagination for many years but is it plausible? Can some seemingly debilitating disorders stimulate creativity? Creative ...

The notion of the mad genius has stimulated the imagination for many years but is it plausible? Can some seemingly debilitating disorders stimulate creativity? Creative Disorders is a documentary which tells the story of Nick Van Bloss, a musical prodigy living with Tourettes Syndrome.

Music Behind The Scenes
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Music Behind The Scenes: Independents

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  September 20, 2007
A definitive look at the way music has become an integral part of movie making.

A definitive look at the way music has become an integral part of movie making.

Metal Evolution
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Metal Evolution: Early Metal US

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  August 14, 2012
Episode two traces the development of early metal in the United States from the guitar histrionics of Dick Dale to the protopunk madness of The Stooges and MC5.

Episode two traces the development of early metal in the United States from the guitar histrionics of Dick Dale to the protopunk madness of The Stooges and MC5.

The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector
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The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector

ABC2  |  November 27, 2011
Legendary pop music genius, record producer Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound' behind some of the greatest hits of the '60s: Be My Baby, He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, ...

Legendary pop music genius, record producer Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound' behind some of the greatest hits of the '60s: Be My Baby, He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, to name just a few. Today he is imprisoned serving 19 years-to-life for the murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. During his first trial (a hung jury), Spector gives a rare freewheeling interview to Vikram Jayanti, filmed at his castle, seated before the white piano which he bought with John Lennon, for Imagine. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid

SBS  |  August 27, 2011
The second album by Black Sabbath, released in 1970, has long attained classic status. Paranoid not only changed the face of rock music, but also defined the sound and style ...

The second album by Black Sabbath, released in 1970, has long attained classic status. Paranoid not only changed the face of rock music, but also defined the sound and style of heavy metal more than any other record in rock history.

I'm Not Dead Yet
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I'm Not Dead Yet

ABC  |  May 27, 2012
An 'unplugged' documentary that follows country music legend Chad Morgan and his wife Joanie as they travel and perform throughout regional and outback Australia.

An 'unplugged' documentary that follows country music legend Chad Morgan and his wife Joanie as they travel and perform throughout regional and outback Australia.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With
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Spectacle: Elvis Costello With: Bruce Springsteen (Part 1)

ABC2  |  July 16, 2010
On tonight's episode of Spectacle, Elvis sits down with Bruce Springsteen in a special two-part episode. The Boss opens up about his pre-E Street Band bands, his early and ...

On tonight's episode of Spectacle, Elvis sits down with Bruce Springsteen in a special two-part episode. The Boss opens up about his pre-E Street Band bands, his early and current inspirations and the resurgence of New Jersey. E-Street Band members Nils Lofgren and Roy Bittan sit in for a couple of songs.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 28, 2017
The directorial debut of Mike Myers, aka Austin Powers, is a star-packed look at a legendary showbiz figure. Shep Gordon is the quintessential talent agent, a mover and a ...

The directorial debut of Mike Myers, aka Austin Powers, is a star-packed look at a legendary showbiz figure. Shep Gordon is the quintessential talent agent, a mover and a shaker who fell into the job when he met Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix on his first day in LA. His first client was Alice Cooper, his second Pink Floyd. From the weird (he once shared custody of a cat with Cary Grant) to the sublime (he once dated Sharon Stone), his stories are endlessly entertaining. His clients have some tales to tell too - Michael Douglas, Teddy Pendergrass, Sylvester Stallone, Blondie to name a few. Gordon stays on good terms with them all - including playing golf with Alice Cooper. Above it all, everyone says he's a nice guy, a person of integrity and honour, and this spirit shines throughout Myers' lively debut.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: Depeche Mode

ABC2 / KIDS  |  July 29, 2017
Legendary DJ Rusty Egan and broadcaster Robert Elms discuss the music videos of Depeche Mode and the special relationship between the band and director Anton Corbijn.

Legendary DJ Rusty Egan and broadcaster Robert Elms discuss the music videos of Depeche Mode and the special relationship between the band and director Anton Corbijn.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: AC/DC

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 2, 2017
Angus Young and Brian Johnson recall the inspiration behind AC/DC's most hard-hitting music videos, including Thunderstruck and You Shook Me All Night Long.

Angus Young and Brian Johnson recall the inspiration behind AC/DC's most hard-hitting music videos, including Thunderstruck and You Shook Me All Night Long.

Artsville
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Artsville: The Go-Betweens: Right Here

ABC  |  November 21, 2017
This program uncovers the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships behind one of the most loved and influential bands in Australian rock history.

This program uncovers the intensely passionate, creative and fraught relationships behind one of the most loved and influential bands in Australian rock history.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Baroque: Part II

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Arts  |  August 12, 2017
We are lead through a number of cities to shows us the works and explain through animated graphic novels, the composers and the historical events that helped shape the sound ...

We are lead through a number of cities to shows us the works and explain through animated graphic novels, the composers and the historical events that helped shape the sound of the era. Featuring Daniel Hope, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and many more.

Krush Groove
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Krush Groove

NITV  |  January 11, 2018
In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records.

In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker manages all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove Records.

Rock Legends
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Rock Legends: Billy Idol

Season 5  |  Episode 1  |  Smooth/Arts  |  April 26, 2018
Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

Video Killed the Radio Star
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Video Killed the Radio Star: U2

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Smooth/Arts  |  March 17, 2018
Bono and the Edge discuss U2's most stunning music videos, including The Sweetest Thing and Numb.

Bono and the Edge discuss U2's most stunning music videos, including The Sweetest Thing and Numb.

Rock Legends
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Rock Legends: Peter Gabriel

Season 5  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 3, 2018
Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

Highly Strung
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Highly Strung

ABC  |  February 12, 2017
Director Scott Hicks continues his exploration of music-themed films with a new documentary. It is a story of passion, obsession and possession. A journey into a world of ...

Director Scott Hicks continues his exploration of music-themed films with a new documentary. It is a story of passion, obsession and possession. A journey into a world of rarefied instruments and musicians who seek them out.

Pop Star to Operastar
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Pop Star to Operastar

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  June 10, 2016
Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh present the new series Popstar to Operastar. In this first episode, eight chart topping singers take to the stage to perform well-known opera ...

Myleene Klass and Alan Titchmarsh present the new series Popstar to Operastar. In this first episode, eight chart topping singers take to the stage to perform well-known opera songs accompanied by a live orchestra, in an attempt to battle it out for the nation's votes as they attempt to make the transition from pop stars to opera stars. They are under the watchful eyes of their Mentors, international mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins and world class tenor Rolando Villazon and Critics, International award winning rock star Meatloaf and TV presenter and Classic FM host Laurence Llewlyn Bowen.

Rock Legends
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Rock Legends: INXS

Season 5  |  Episode 6  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  August 11, 2016
Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

The Cure: Trilogy - Live In Berlin
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The Cure: Trilogy - Live In Berlin

FOXTEL Arts  |  July 21, 2016
The Cure are one of the most enduring and popular punk rock bands to come out in the late '70s. This legendary live concert performance, played across three successive nights, ...

The Cure are one of the most enduring and popular punk rock bands to come out in the late '70s. This legendary live concert performance, played across three successive nights, sees them play in chronological order their albums; Pornography (1982), Disintegration (1989) and Bloodflowers (2000).

Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All
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Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 20, 2015
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along ...

An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, this is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.

The National: Mistaken for Strangers
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The National: Mistaken for Strangers

SBS2  |  September 3, 2015
In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After 10 years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally ...

In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. After 10 years as a band, and five critically acclaimed albums, they were finally enjoying wider recognition. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother Tom to join the tour's crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom - who is nine years younger than Matt and listens exclusively to heavy metal - decided to bring his camera along. Tom's all at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother's shadow brings out the younger sibling in him - he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a truly hilarious and touching film about brothers and about making something of your own.

Superstar DJs with Annie Mac
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Superstar DJs with Annie Mac: Seth Troxler

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  September 8, 2015
Tonight, Annie meets Seth Troxler, one of the biggest underground superstar DJ's and one of dance music's larger-than-life personalities. Annie delves into Seth's ...

Tonight, Annie meets Seth Troxler, one of the biggest underground superstar DJ's and one of dance music's larger-than-life personalities. Annie delves into Seth's sleep-deprived world and a schedule that sees him regularly play seven hour DJ sets to a discerning crowd. She catches up with Seth in the UK, Germany and Ibiza, and uncovers his passion for food and barbecues.

Pulp: Life, Death and Supermarkets
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Pulp: Life, Death and Supermarkets

Masterpiece  |  August 9, 2015
Florian Habricht's witty, innovative documentary follows the legendary titular band (perhaps the smartest and most charismatic in all of BritPop) as they prepare to say ...

Florian Habricht's witty, innovative documentary follows the legendary titular band (perhaps the smartest and most charismatic in all of BritPop) as they prepare to say farewell after 25 years of performances.

A Band Called Death
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A Band Called Death

NITV  |  May 21, 2016
A documentary on the 1970s African American punk trio 'Death', and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

A documentary on the 1970s African American punk trio 'Death', and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Eras Of Music History
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Eras Of Music History: Modernism

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  March 23, 2016
The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of ...

The 20th century is a century of extremes; technical revolutions and two World Wars. Challenged by Jazz, classical music became a weapon of reaction, but also a vision of modernity. Visual artists also established impressionism and expressionism to new aesthetic parameters. Featuring Renee Fleming, Jamie Cullum, Yoko Ono, Leonard Bernstein and many more.

Fonko
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Fonko: South Africa And Nigeria

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  March 4, 2016
This captivating series explores the musical revolution taking place in Africa, defining a new generation and illustrating how music plays a huge role in Africa's growing economy.

This captivating series explores the musical revolution taking place in Africa, defining a new generation and illustrating how music plays a huge role in Africa's growing economy.

Soundbreaking
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Soundbreaking: The World is Yours

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Nine  |  June 20, 2016
The episode of Soundbreaking looks at a musical revolution that was not only inspired by recording but born from its history: the art of sampling--a kind of musical equivalent ...

The episode of Soundbreaking looks at a musical revolution that was not only inspired by recording but born from its history: the art of sampling--a kind of musical equivalent of Adam's rib. Beginning with the pioneers of hip hop (Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Rick Rubin), the episode tracks the way in which the practice of borrowing fragments from existing records created a new genre--a potent musical form that emerged from the margins, up-ended the establishment, and set in motion a controversy over copyright that has yet to be resolved. As we survey the development of sampling and its multiple, varied incarnations over the years since, Episode Six explores the complex sonic landscapes which, by their very existence, pay tribute to the art of recording itself, and examines the eternally blurred line between theft and homage.

LennoNYC
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LennoNYC

SBS  |  December 8, 2013
When John Lennon died in December 1980, the Liverpool-born musician had been living in New York for nine years. He moved to the Big Apple following the breakup of The Beatles ...

When John Lennon died in December 1980, the Liverpool-born musician had been living in New York for nine years. He moved to the Big Apple following the breakup of The Beatles and the British media's relentless aversion to his wife, Yoko Ono. Lennon's involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement prompted the US government to investigate deporting the artist, while his traumatic split with Yoko resulted in booze-fuelled exploits in Los Angeles. This documentary follows the journey which saw him find his way back to the east coast, to Yoko, fatherhood and music.

Strummerville
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Strummerville

SBS2  |  October 28, 2012
Joe Strummer's untimely death in 2002 sent shockwaves around the music world and beyond, yet Joe's friends and family were determined that his spirit would live on. This film ...

Joe Strummer's untimely death in 2002 sent shockwaves around the music world and beyond, yet Joe's friends and family were determined that his spirit would live on. This film demonstrates how Joe's legacy is manifesting itself through a charity which helps aspiring musicians - Strummerville.

Cannot Buy My Soul
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Cannot Buy My Soul

SBS  |  August 26, 2013
In early 2007, Paul Kelly asked a number of his friends to donate their time to record versions of songs by Kev Carmody, for what was to become the album Cannot Buy My Soul. ...

In early 2007, Paul Kelly asked a number of his friends to donate their time to record versions of songs by Kev Carmody, for what was to become the album Cannot Buy My Soul. In January 2008, most of them, including Kev Carmody himself, came together at the State Theatre in Sydney for the stage production of Cannot But My Soul. Once again, the artists involved donated their time to the project, which went on to become one of the most powerful and emotional concerts Sydney has ever heard.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Tradition - 1957 to 1979

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  STUDIO  |  August 8, 2013
West Side Story not only brings untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushers in a new breed of director/choreographer who insists on performers who can dance, ...

West Side Story not only brings untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushers in a new breed of director/choreographer who insists on performers who can dance, sing and act. But by the time Jerome Robbins' last original musical, Fiddler on the Roof, closes after a record run of 3,242 performances in 1972, the world of Broadway has changed forever. Rock 'n' roll, civil rights and Vietnam usher in new talents, many trained by the retiring masters, taking musical theatre in daring new directions with innovative productions like Hair, the first Broadway musical with an entire score of rock music.

Classic Albums
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Classic Albums: Elton John - Yellow Brick Road

STUDIO  |  August 17, 2012
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli ...

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the world's best albums. Eric Clapton and the original Cream band members review their classic 1967 album Disraeli Gears track by track. Features archive footage of the band.

Crossfire Hurricane
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Crossfire Hurricane

Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  November 25, 2012
The Rolling Stones, the rock 'n' roll icons who have defined creativity, daring and durability, are chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new 2-part series that documents the key ...

The Rolling Stones, the rock 'n' roll icons who have defined creativity, daring and durability, are chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new 2-part series that documents the key periods of their career and their incredible adventures.

Crossfire Hurricane
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Crossfire Hurricane

Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  December 2, 2012
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, part two of Crossfire Hurricane, provides a remarkable new perspective on this rock super group.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, part two of Crossfire Hurricane, provides a remarkable new perspective on this rock super group.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Syncopated City - 1919-193

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  STUDIO  |  April 16, 2014
With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulses with energy and change, and nowhere is the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display ...

With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulses with energy and change, and nowhere is the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway.

Conchita's Way to Eurovision
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Conchita's Way to Eurovision

SBS2  |  June 5, 2014
Follows the bearded Austrian star in the 40-day lead-up of preparations for her Eurovision winning performance. Conchita takes on gruelling studio sessions, fashion designers ...

Follows the bearded Austrian star in the 40-day lead-up of preparations for her Eurovision winning performance. Conchita takes on gruelling studio sessions, fashion designers and personal contact with sharp critics. We see Conchita as she draws on her friends and family for support - including a special visit from her grandma. But Conchita's intensive schedule takes its toll and pushes the sensitive artist to her physical limits.

Prima Donna
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Prima Donna

ABC  |  June 17, 2012
Son of singers London Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus is known for his unique musical ability. He has been a life-long fan of the opera and this program documents ...

Son of singers London Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus is known for his unique musical ability. He has been a life-long fan of the opera and this program documents the creation of his first work in that realm.

Something In The Water
55:00

Something In The Water

ABC2  |  September 15, 2010
The dramatic rise of a distinguished and fertile music scene in Western Australia is undeniable. This film searches for answers within a labyrinth of theories, facts and ...

The dramatic rise of a distinguished and fertile music scene in Western Australia is undeniable. This film searches for answers within a labyrinth of theories, facts and opinions for just what is responsible for the sudden explosion of success in WA music. Is it the distance, the environment, the community or something else responsible for the sparkling talent pool?

Great Australian Albums
51:59

Great Australian Albums: Diorama - Silverchair

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 1, 2011
Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headlong into the creative process, uncovers the creative goals the artists set for ...

Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headlong into the creative process, uncovers the creative goals the artists set for themselves, and reveals how they were achieved. As becomes quickly apparent, none of these albums were easy to make and each artist was faced with their own hurdles; be they creative, personal, emotional, financial, physical or political.

Great Australian Albums
51:59

Great Australian Albums: 16 Lovers Lane - The Go-Betweens

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 29, 2011
All new episodes of Great Australian Albums, the documentary series which examines the all-time classic Australian albums. Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, ...

All new episodes of Great Australian Albums, the documentary series which examines the all-time classic Australian albums. Unlike any Australian music documentary before it, Great Australian Albums dives headfirst into the creative process, to uncover the creative goals set by the artists themselves, and reveals how four different bands went on to create four iconic Australian albums. 16 Lovers Lane is, as violinist Amanda Brown says "an album that encapsulates all the stages of love". The sixth album by the Go-Betweens was recorded in 1988 after the group had spent seven years in Europe.

Seven Ages Of Rock
48:55

Seven Ages Of Rock: Never Say Die - Heavy Metal

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  January 28, 2010
Emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed ...

Emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed godfathers, this episode follows their journey. This episode also features Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.

Seven Ages Of Rock
47:43

Seven Ages Of Rock: Blank Generation - Punk Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  January 21, 2010
A tale of two cities, London and New York, and the bands that emerged from the dispossessed, the lost, the angry - the 'blank generation'.

A tale of two cities, London and New York, and the bands that emerged from the dispossessed, the lost, the angry - the 'blank generation'.

Mother Of Rock
52:05

Mother Of Rock

SBS  |  January 26, 2011
On her way to New York in 1959, a young Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, who'd grown up as an impressionable teenager in the town of Brisbane awash with American ...

On her way to New York in 1959, a young Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, who'd grown up as an impressionable teenager in the town of Brisbane awash with American servicemen, stopped in Hawaii to interview Colonel Tom Parker. Symbolically this would mark the beginning of Lillian's passion for rock'n'roll.

Metal Evolution
40:58

Metal Evolution: Shock Rock

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC2  |  October 2, 2012
This episode looks at 'shock rock' - how it all started and where the urge to shock an audience came from.

This episode looks at 'shock rock' - how it all started and where the urge to shock an audience came from.

It is necessary that students are able to develop aural skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music including dynamic, pitch and rhythm.
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